Football match to end Nigeria Airforce, varsity war

By EMEKA OKONKWO ,
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SPORT is hailed as a unifier in conflict-ridden situations.In Nigeria, its power to unite will be used to end the tensions between the Air Force and a university southwest of the country.
The skirmishes occurred in May at the University of Osun State (UNIOSUN) when the armed forces invaded the institution in search of alleged internet fraudsters.
Some students at the university were alleged to among the criminals.Scores were injured in the wake of the invasion.The Nigerian Air Force opened a probe, culminating in a report submitted to its Headquarters in Abuja.
Olatonkubo Adesanya, NAF public Relations Officer, said an officer was involved in the fracas.Consequently, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed that appropriate charges be immediately preferred against the airman.
Abubakar has further directed that necessary steps be taken towards mending the relationship between members of the UNIOSUN and the NAF personnel.
“One of such steps would be the organization of a novelty football between members of both communities,” Adesanya disclosed.
“It is important to reiterate that the unfortunate incidence is not a reflection of what the NAF stands for and once again, inconveniences to all concerned parties are highly regretted.”
Nigeria’s uniformed forces have in the past been accused of violating the rights of citizens, particularly during operations to eliminate the Boko Haram militants.
– CAJ News

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